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Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:01 pm
 
Jaws says he loves Mark Sanchez, just not more than Peyton Manning. (Getty Images/US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

There hasn't been much to report on the Peyton Manning front lately. The media furor surrounding the Colts' quarterback left Indianapolis about the same time the Super Bowl did. Which lends credence to the theory that the Manning-Jim Irsay back-and-forth was all about winning the PR battle while the biggest game of the year was played in their backyard.

The most recent speculation has the Seahawks interested in Manning, assuming the 36-year-old quarterback will be healthy enough to resume his career in 2012 and that the Colts cut him loose in the coming weeks. (Peyton's due $28 million on March 13; we can't see a scenario where Irsay forks over that kind of dough.)

But perhaps we're being too presumptuous. Here's what Seahawks general manager John Schnieder said last week.

“I’ve been blessed to be around a lot of really good quarterback people that have taught me a lot about the position,” Schneider said lastThursday. “So I just kind of incorporate that with the quarterbacks I’ve been around. I just try to take all the information possible from everybody I’ve been around. Ijust know if you panic at the position, it can set the organization back. So we're not going to do that,"

“That may disappoint fans, because they want to see an instant guy and have that instant success,” Schneider continued. “But really, you’re better off continuing to build your team. Initially when I got here, I thought we were going to plug the quarterback in and we were going built around him. If we had done that, we would have panicked in a way. And I’m not sure we would have been able to host the Saints (in the 2010 wild-card playoff game) and had that great atmosphere and all that.”

There's something to be said for not panicking. Then again, it's hard to convince the fan base that you're taking the position seriously when you trade for Charlie Whitehurst and a year later sign Tarvaris Jackson. The former isn't a capable backup and the latter was described perfectly by NFL Network's Mike Mayock this week, “He’s developed to a certain point, but I think that position needs to be upgraded. And I don’t mind T-Jack competing for the position, but I think you either have to get a free agent in there or you have to draft somebody.”

But Seattle isn't the only team breathlessly included in the Manning sweepstakes. There are the other usual suspects: the Redskins, Dolphins and Jets. ESPN's Ron Jaworski, most recently identified as the third wheel in Monday Night Football's new two-man booth, was asked about Manning's NFL future.

“I think Peyton Manning ends up playing somewhere else (other than Indianapolis)," he said during an appearance 97.5 in Philadelphia (via SportsRadioInterviews.com). "I think it’s a win-win for everyone. Certainly, when you look at the Colts right now, they’re a team that’s going through their development process with a new coaching staff and new players. It’s going to be just like when Peyton came on board, years to develop that football team. I think it’s best for Peyton to go and play on a team that can compete for a Super Bowl, a team that might be a quarterback away from elevating that team to Super Bowl status and I think that would be a win-win situation.”

When asked about potential destinations, Jaws suggested what a lot of people have been thinking for months.

“The New York Jets. … I love Mark Sanchez and there are 25 other quarterbacks in this league that I would take Peyton Manning over. There’s a turf war in New York. The Giants just won the Super Bowl. The Jets are fighting for every inch of space they can get in the newspaper. How do you get that inch? How do you get the headlines? You sign Peyton Manning.”

Jaworski joins Curtis Martin, us, and we imagine Rex Ryan, who won't admit it now but has almost certainly given some thought to the possibility.

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Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:18 pm
 

Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

As I've said before, the Jets are just a dysfunctional mess.  The team reflects their coach and Rex Ryan is a mess.  He's all style and very little substance.  He speaks without thinking about anything.  He makes bold predictions he cannot back up.  He lets his thug defensive players say too much when they do too little on the field, though that may improve if they get rid of Bart Scott which is rumored.  In short, Ryan just isn't classy enough for Manning.  Manning wants to win more than anything else.  He puts in extra time, does the works, watches the film and everything else a star quarterback does.  He's not Namath, who would fit on the Jets very well at this point.  Problem is that Manning is too much of a straight arrow to be playing for the Jets.  He's not gangsta enough.  He's too midwest or down South for NYC.  NYC won't respect or appreciate what he does.  I know, how could I say that since Eli is doing just fine with the Giants.  Looks at the Giants coach; he's a disciplinarian and straight arrow as well.  He values being on time and keeping disputes in house.  That is the exact opposite of the Jets.  The Jets are the red headed stepchild of NYC, at least as far as football franchises go.  They are to the Giants as the Mets are to the Yankess.  The Yankees and Giants are uptown.  The Jets and Mets are Brooklyn, or Queens.  They are blue collar to the Giants white collar.  Manning is a white collar guy on a blue collar team, coached by the ultimate blue collar, big fat slob coach who obviously can't control any of his impulses (anyone talking foot fetishist?).  Manning should spare himself the headache and disappointment.



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:00 pm
 

Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

What about the dolphins?  They've a decent enough defense.. some good wide outs.  I don't even think that Manning is going to come back at all.  A spinal fused together like that isn't something easy.  The first solid hit he takes he could end up dead or paralyzed.  If manning was smart.. he'd retire and just use his commerical acumen in the broadcast booth.  Althought can he take it whilst his little brother has already bested him in SB wins?  I think his ego wins out and he'll risk the life changing/death possibilities to win another so it can be satisified.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:26 pm
 

Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

lmao, Peyton is WAY to classy to hang with Rex



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:45 pm
 

Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

i'm glad theydidnt fire jaworski. thisa bad time to be out of a job. oh wait, he probably has enough money to get by, since those guys are not in the real world.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:39 pm
 

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pimslapped...I think the playoff comment was just trying to put a positive spin on the way things played out for a past gamble they took.  I doubt he was ecstatic with a 7-9 record, but should he really be ashamed that ended up being a playoff run owing to the weakness of the division (especially where they ended up winning a playoff game)? Basically what I am reading between the lines here is they are building the team they want the way they want even if that is at times at odds with popular opinion and/or building immediate but short lived success.  This may be the latest chapter in that.  It is possible they asume Manning is done for..either he has taken his last snap...or the optimistic outlook is he will play 1 or 2 more seasons at an at best 75% of his prime...If they are going to invest into a QB there is some merit to the idea of looking fir, and if necessary, waiting for the QB of the future, vs rolling the dice on getting a few more drops out of yesterday's big name.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:24 pm
 

Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

first off, i have said that Manning fits best in Miami and wont back off that statement. As for the Jets, as for the offense, he kinda fits if Ryan doesnt stick to this ground n pound approach, i just dont think he fits the locker room environment and Ryan's style.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:11 pm
 

Jaworski thinks Manning fits best with the Jets

“That may disappoint fans, because they want to see an instant guy and have that instant success,” Schneider continued. “But really, you’re better off continuing to build your team. Initially when I got here, I thought we were going to plug the quarterback in and we were going built around him. If we had done that, we would have panicked in a way. And I’m not sure we would have been able to host the (in the 2010 wild-card playoff game) and had that great atmosphere and all that.”
So, he is happy about being the only team in modern playoff history with a losing record? About not panicking that your QB's are clipboard jesus and T-Jack? I think the Seahawks should be panicking that this guy is their general manager. They are a QB away from being pretty good.

“The New York Jets. … I love and there are 25 other quarterbacks in this league that I would take Peyton Manning over. There’s a turf war in New York. The just won the Super Bowl. The Jets are fighting for every inch of space they can get in the newspaper. How do you get that inch? How do you get the headlines? You sign Peyton Manning.”


So, naturally, Jaws doesn't necessarily think Peyton is a good fit for the Jets, he just wants it to happen so he can follow the media circus and talk more about it.


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